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Kate Kelly

Working with children, fundraising and running with the locals – challenges and wonderful experiences that await me in Uganda.

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The Uganda Foundation

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As the mum of a severely disabled daughter, the work of Kakunyu Parents Support Association is very close to my heart. This Association cares for and educates 31 boarding disabled students, and many more day students, from the surrounding community. The inequalities between the lives these beautiful children have, and the life my daughter has, however, are vast.
Sadly the discrimination of the disabled is so high in Uganda that the 31 disabled children who attend the school have all but been abandoned. The greatest challenge is how to adequately feed all the pupils, who continue to grow in number every term as the association’s work means more children are dropped at the site every term.
Through fundraising, we can help the Association build a large horticultural garden, plan an incredible food forest, which will supply the school with crops throughout the year and guarantee food security for this most vulnerable group of individuals.
Thoughts of these children will keep me going when things get tough out on that marathon course.
This will undoubtedly  be a life-changing experience. 


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The Uganda Marathon 2019

The Uganda Marathon is Uganda's largest fundraising event.

Bringing people from all over the world for one amazing week on the Equator, this is an event to help those in need and support local leaders making amazing changes in their community.

For participants, a once in a life-time opportunity to challenge themselves, give back, and learn about their place in the world.

It all culminates in a 10k, half & full marathon through a beautiful rural course, alongside 5,000 Ugandan runners.

Runners describe it as "the best week of my life", and leave filled with hope, joy and new friends - having left a legacy in Uganda which will last for decades.

Named by Red Bull as one of the "12 Best Marathons in the World" in 2018 and 2019. Winner, "Best International Event" at the Running Awards 2016. Featured by BBC, Runners World, The Guardian, Bloomberg and more.

Join us for the experience of a lifetime.

Event date

26-May-2019 00:00  - 
02-June-2019 23:59

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Well done
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-06-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Very proud of you Kate. You are such a selfless person. Enjoy this adventure. You rock Xx
Donation by Julie
on 29-05-2019
Good luck Kate xx
Donation by Sam
on 24-05-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Many thanks Sheila, for your kind donation x
Donation by Kate Kelly
on 19-05-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Many thanks Martyn 👍🏻
Donation by Martyn Goldsack
on 19-05-2019
£5.00 gift aid
With enormous thanks to everyone who bought tickets and to my awesome 'United 4 Uganda' fundraising team who relentlessly sold those tickets! SACRED HEART- YOU ROCK!
Donation by Ultimate Uganda Raffle
on 18-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Many thanks to everyone who so generously donated cakes, and to all the wonderful people who bought them :-)
Donation by Sacred Heart School-Cake Sale
on 18-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Many thanks again, to the wonderful Striders for this kind donation following Striders Against The Rest of the World football match
Donation by Striders
on 18-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Thank you Ivy and Roy for your kind donation
Donation by Ivy & Roy
on 18-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Kate! 👍
Donation by Jo wilson
on 17-05-2019
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,662.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £3,662.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,928.25

Donations closed

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